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Expert Strategies and Techniques for Optimal Total Joint Replacement Surgeries

Embarking on the journey of total joint replacement surgery is akin to setting out on a mission for a revitalized, more mobile you. To ensure you get the most out of this transformative experience, it is essential to lay the groundwork for optimal results from the start.

Pre-operative Evaluation and Optimization

Before your joint replacement surgery, it is crucial to lay a solid foundation by fine-tuning your body’s overall health.

Matthew Lewis, MD, one of our 17 expert orthopedic surgeons at Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists, stresses the importance of this preparation.

“Taking proactive steps to optimize your health and prepare for surgery can significantly improve your chances of a successful outcome,” says Dr. Lewis. “By addressing any health concerns, making lifestyle adjustments, and mentally preparing yourself for the journey ahead, you’re laying the foundation for a smooth and successful recovery.”

The Power of Planning

Our Nurse Navigators lead every patient through a Total Joint Replacement Class where you receive a comprehensive booklet that answers the most frequent questions and concerns. Education is vital so that you can prepare and plan for surgery, you know what to expect when you return home, and you understand the importance of having a home caregiver. The Nurse Navigators are compassionate experts that help patients, provide expertise, and answer questions every step of the way.

Meticulous Surgical Technique

Crafting your new joint requires precision and expertise. Your surgeon carefully navigates each step, utilizing the best technology available, to ensure every detail aligns perfectly.

“We’re like architects designing your joint’s future,” says Dr. Lewis. “Employing advanced techniques allows us to create a precise blueprint for success, minimizing the risk of any complications. For example, the “Stryker Total Shoulder Surgery” is one of the advanced techniques used at Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists, and we have performed the only 2 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2024. 

Post-operative Care and Rehabilitation

After your surgery, post-operative care and rehabilitation play a pivotal role in unlocking your joint’s newfound capabilities.

“With dedicated guidance and unwavering support, your joint will soon reach its peak performance.,”

says Dr. Lewis.